Dealing with the financial and emotional aspects of family law cases can be extremely difficult. Paralegals can prove to be a significant asset in navigating through the trying circumstances in these cases. This insightful course will walk you through some of the most difficult issues faced in family law and how you can help clients and attorneys get through them. Don't miss this chance to heighten your skills to overcome top challenges in family law - register today!
Locate essential social media and text evidence necessary for the case.
Properly assist in finding critical financial information.
Assist with complicated issues involving QDROs and other retirement orders in order to make sure that clients get the settlement that is owed to them.
Read individual and business tax returns in order to get a complete picture of income and assets.
Learn about trial prep in family law so that you can make sure you are putting together everything your firm needs to be successful in family court.
Challenge 1: Finding Evidence From Social Media, Texts and More
Challenge 2: Locating Hidden Assets and Forensic Accounting Skills for Paralegals
Challenge 3: QDROs and Other Retirement Orders
Challenge 4: Understanding Tax Issues
Challenge 5: Family Law Trial Prep
Challenge 6: Ethical Considerations for Family Law Paralegals
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law and Family Law.
TERRENCE J. BENSHOOF is an attorney in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He has more than 40 years of experience in a variety of family and business law areas. In his legal career, Mr. Benshoof has served as assistant general counsel of Trailer Train Company, a $600 million rail car leasing company, where he focused on multi-state tax matters, corporate law and personal injury litigation. He is the past editor-in-chief of the DuPage County Bar Association's Brief, its legal topic publication, and is a member of the association's Board of Directors. As a practitioner, Mr. Benshoof has focused in the area family law on matters involving divorce actions involving military spouses, military pay and benefit issues, retired pay division, and application of the Service Members Civil Relief Act. He has lectured on these topics to the Chicago, DuPage County and Will County bar associations in Illinois. Mr. Benshoof also practices in the area of general taxation, business tax planning, trusts and estates, real estate, and commercial litigation. A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, he has served as general counsel for a 75,000 member not-for-profit military association, and has served on its Board of Directors for five years. Mr. Benshoof is currently the referendary general (Chief Judge of the Tribunal) of the Knights Templar International. He earned his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from DePaul University.
LISA M. ELLIOTT has been a shareholder at Elliott Law Offices, P.A., in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 1995. She graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and the University of Minnesota Law School. Ms. Elliott has more than 25 years of experience specializing in family law and product liability defense work and is licensed in Minnesota, Colorado and South Dakota. In her family practice, Ms. Elliott handles all aspects of marriage dissolution and paternity cases, including those with complex financial issues and parenting issues such as parental alienation. Ms. Elliott’s product liability defense practice includes demonstrated success with complex asbestos cases and has allowed her to become a known specialist in this discipline. She strives to ease the challenges of litigation for her clients and also recognizes that creative alternatives to trial are most times preferable and necessary to resolve difficult disputes. Ms. Elliott has been named to Super Lawyers for the past five years.
TIFANNE E.E. WOLTER is an attorney with Henningson & Snoxell Ltd. She has practiced family law exclusively for more than a decade. Ms. Wolter has assisted a wide array of clients with divorce, custody, paternity, child support, third-party custody, parenting time, and domestic abuse matters. She is trained in collaborative divorce and mediation, and, upon graduating from law school, she obtained a certificate in dispute resolution from Hamline University School of Law. After earning her Juris Doctorate degree, Ms. Wolter worked for Legal Aid and helped victims of domestic abuse and low-income clients with family law issues. She is the past chairperson and representative to the assembly for the Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law Section). Ms. Wolter has been involved with the Family Law Section for many years. Previously, she was the vice chairperson and chairperson of publications. She earned her B.A. degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and her J.D. degree from Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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